Archive for November 4, 2012

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding

The thing about extreme sports is that words and pictures do not properly convey the adrenalin buzz you get from doing them. What is really needed to express the excitement of things like kiteboarding, windsurfing and mountain biking is video. And finally, businesses in Koh Phangan are beginning to realize this.

Google, that irritating company who regards itself as the internet, bought YouTube and now (surprise, surprise) ranks highly video footage in its search engine results. For those who haven’t switched over to Bing or Yahoo the best way to promote a business is to now make a video.

One company that has made impressive inroads in this respect is SLK2 Adventure. It is a shop based at Baan Manali Resort (that’s a great place in India, BTW) on Nai Wok beach, near Thongsala. Their website is poorly designed but that is an easy fix. What I do like is the 2 videos they have made. Time and effort has gone into the videos and they really ‘sell’ the sports.

I am sure SLK2 will be a successful venture primarily because the videos are great and people visiting the island now have more money for activities. Without further ado here are the videos. Enjoy!

Kiteboarding in Koh Phangan

Windsurfing in Koh Phangan